About saaleha

I am a freelance writer, photographer (look for me as ShootCake) and incidental designer. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Rhodes University, Grahamstown and some of my work has appeared in local literary journals. A food pornographer by calling, I would like to one day create a confessional recipe book in measures of rhythm and breath.

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

By |December 13th, 2014|

Despite it not being the authentic experience one hankers for as a traveller (and really, what can remain authentic when every single sightseer wants off the beaten path?), there still are beautiful moments floating along the canals.

Sawatdee kha Bangkok

By |December 7th, 2014|

Walk along an artery like Sukhumvit Road; the Skytrain omnipresent above your head, the buildings striking up and down like piano hammers...

Logo and Label Design: Mariam’s Masala

By |November 22nd, 2014|

A quick bit of logo and label design for a friend's mum.

TBT: Washington DC and NYC, Winter 2012

By |November 21st, 2014|

Washington DC and New York City at the end of December 2012.

Collectors Treasury, Johannesburg

By |November 18th, 2014|

Collectors Treasury
C.T.P. House, 244 Commissioner street, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 13:00

I was literately floored, my appetite […]

TBT: Florida, USA, December 2012

By |November 13th, 2014|

The Everglades, Miami, Cape Canaveral and Disneyworld.

Writing News: 2014 Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Anthology

By |November 7th, 2014|

I have three poems included in this year's Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Anthology; By Heart, Kisses and Secret. They are all fiddled-with reworked versions of work from my MA Creative Writing thesis collection that have met rejection in some form or the other from various lit journals. The lesson here is to edit, edit, edit and edit until the very soul of a piece is bared to its teeth.

TBT: Louisiana, 2012

By |November 6th, 2014|

New Orleans and surrounds

Along the mighty Em-eye-double-ess-eye-double-ess-eye-double-pee-eye, chicory voodoo, balls and beignet, true blues, mardi gras bead rosaries.

TBT: California (The 2012 Bumper Edition)

By |October 31st, 2014|

San Francisco, Yosemite, Highway 1, Monterey, Morro Bay, Los Angeles, San Diego